Employers owe the same duty of care under the SHWWA to employees who provide their own vehicles for work as they do to staff that drive company owned, leased or hired vehicles.
Therefore, employers need to have procedures in place to ensure that all vehicles (regardless of who owns them) that are used for work purposes conform to all legal requirements, are safe and in proper roadworthy condition and are fit for the purpose.
What employers should expect:
Insurance cover for business use
Correct road fund tax
Current NCT (if applicable)
Conduct regular vehicle checks
Help staff to conduct regular vehicle checks
Agree minimum conditions of use
Do not allow unsafe vehicles to be used
Conduct document checks (Licence etc)
Record and investigate crashes and incidents
Monitor and review